Technical Writer

Job Locations US-McLean
# of Openings
Information Technology
Dept. of State
Job ID
Security Clearance


OBXtek is looking for a Technical Writer (TW) to work in our McLean Headquarters office, who will support the Program Manager and RMF Team Leads regarding all tasks associated with the Risk Management Framework lifecycle including but not limited to: System Security Plans, System Categorization Forms, Privacy Impact Assessments, NIST Control Documentation, Digital Identity Risk Assessment Forms, Security Impact Analysis, and System Inventories.


The responsibilities of this role are the following:

  • Ability to run meetings with the team and stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the Security portion of the Enterprise Change Management (ECM) process and provide final analysis for upper management review;
  • Maintain, review, and update any SOPs used by the Assessment and Authorization team including but not limited to ECM, Planned Change Comparative Analysis, Internal Routing Process, New Hire On-Boarding Process, and Reporting Methods;
  • Provide complete and comprehensive information to all new hire employees during the on-boarding process including but not limited to badging, email account creation, PKI credentials, SharePoint, CA/CST System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process, Stage Gate Review (SGR) process, CA/CST organizational structure, and FISMA Memo compliance;
  • Finalize, update, analyze, review, and maintain the weekly status reports for upper management review in addition to any other reports, data calls, or presentations as needed;
  • Update, analyze, review, and maintain the monthly Contract Status Review, compiling pay and contract data. Experience with Microsoft Excel with basic formula functions and attention to detail required.
  • Review technical documents for grammar, spelling, style, layout, and conformance to required templates, formatting guidelines, and technical content checklists;
  • Create and maintain senior level briefing materials, including reports, presentations, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets of a complex and sophisticated nature;
  • Generate notes at high level meetings and briefings for the Assessment and Authorization Team and government clients;
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of all requirements related to Assessment and Authorization, Risk Management, FISMA, NIST Standards, procedures, roles, responsibilities, organizations, and key players, and be able to apply such knowledge to the government client’s unique environment;
  • Communicate and cooperate effectively and professionally with team members and government clients at all levels in the Assessment and Authorization process;
  • Assist the Cyber Security Assessment and Authorization Team to produce the highest quality deliverables possible;
  • Financial/spreadsheet experience a bonus
  • Manage multiple tasks and deliverables against strict deadlines.
  • In addition, under the guidance of the Program Manager/RMF Team Leads, the technical writer will convert SSPs from Rev 4 to Rev 5 in MS Word format. Then, transfer the data into our automated tool.
  • Additional work may be assigned as appropriate.


Active Secret Clearance.



Bachelor’s Degree with 0-5 years of experience.

Excellent attention to detail


Technical Skills:

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, Teams, and Project.

Working experience with SharePoint.

Familiar with Confluence or other Wiki software.

Must be able to run meetings and take meeting notes.

Security Clearance


Company Information

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with OBXtek’s vaccination policy. Employees working onsite at a customer location must comply with customer vaccination requirements which may include any or all the following: social distancing, masks, mandatory statements regarding one's vaccination status and mandatory testing.


Headquartered in McLean, Virginia and founded in 2009, OBXtek is a fast-growing leader in the government contracting field. Our mission is Our People…Our Reputation. Our people are trained professionals who enhance our customers’ knowledge and innovation using technology, collaboration, and education.


We offer a robust suite of benefits including comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, matching 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement plans and much more.


As a prime contractor for 93% of our current work, OBXtek pairs lessons learned across disciplines with industry standard quality practices such as CMMI-Dev Level III, ITIL, 6Sigma, PMI, and ISO. Our rapid growth has been recognized by INC500, the Washington Business Journal, and Washington Technology magazine.


OBXtek is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law. 


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